Wellington finished third as a team with 39 points. Independence won with 51 and Derby had 44. Wellington bested Campus with 35, Winfield 35, Pittsburg 29, Maize South 28, and Newton 13.
In the championship semifinals, No. 1 singles player Brock Edward had Independence’ Luke Bass of Independence — one of the best players in the state — on the ropes. In the end, Edwards came up a little short losing a very close tie-breaking match 8-7 (7-4).
“Luke was seeded No. 1 out of 16 players, and Brock was No. 4,” Keller said. “He stood toe-to-toe slugging it out and Brock never flinched. Luke just hit some spectacular shots at the right time which made the difference. I’m very, very proud of Brock’s effort. Even though he lost, he gained the favor of many coaches who watched and they now know… “